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I see spots and feel lightheaded. What's wrong with me?

I see spots and feel lightheaded. What's wrong with me?

Low blood pressure: Sounds like you have low blood pressure. I recommend you seek medical attention and get your blood pressure checked. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

Several causes: It is not normal. There are several causes. Please see your PCP TO find the cause. It could be hypotension or hypoglycemia among other causes ...Read more

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I walked outside, got lightheaded & saw spots, and I thought I was going to faint. The only thing that helped was coughing. What could be wrong?

I walked outside, got lightheaded & saw spots, and I thought I was going to faint. The only thing that helped was coughing. What could be wrong?

You may: have had a transient heart rythm abnormality which your coughing slowed down...If it happens again you may want to get it checked out! A cardiologist has a number of "tools" to investigate...speak with your Primary Care Provider for a referral or more info. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed,  seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Heat of shower: And standing can cause peripheral vasodilation and increased blood flow to the lower extremities - can cause slight drop in systolic blood pressure and if your friend has a lower end BP anyhow, this can cause temporary decreased blood flow within the brain and symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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I smoke a pack a day & weed everyday & sometimes i get sick just get light headed i see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

I smoke a pack a day &  weed everyday  & sometimes i get sick  just get light headed i see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

Sobriety: I appreciate that you may not like this advise, but it sure sounds like your body needs a break. You are putting your physical and mental health at risk. If you have the disease of addiction you are also putting yourself at risk for despair or worse. Your brain may need some days of clarity. You may need less carbon monoxide circulating in your blood stream and more oxygen. Please take a break. ...Read more

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Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?

Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?

Need for examination: It would require a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests to determine the diagnosis. If you have been having excessive menstrual bleeding, anemia from the blood loss could explain these symptoms. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Anxiety symptoms : You already made the connection between your symptoms and anxiety. Anxiety disorder can cause many symptoms including numbness/ tingling in the limbs, dizziness, heart racing, sweating, chest pain, stomach ache, diarrhea or sudden urge to have a bowel movement. These can have a negative impact on some people and should be treated. See your doctor to confirm diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Went shopping after work, just walking into the store I felt light headed, saw spots in front of eyes, had difficulty focusing, broke into a sweat ?

Went shopping after work, just walking into the store I felt light headed, saw spots in front of eyes, had difficulty focusing, broke into a sweat ?

What time was it?: We need more info if this was the first time, if you've eaten anything since lunch or breakfast? What is your past medical, ocular, surgical, trauma, social, sexual histories to see if it's related. If you hadn't eaten anything or were fasting, you may have been hypoglycemic. What was your BP? Sugar level? Or it could be ocular in origin only. Need more details to help you further. ...Read more

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Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Doctor can evaluate: There are enough arm symptoms present, so one should see a primary care doctor or an orthopedic doctor to examine the arm. Most orthopedic doctors can do x-rays in their offices, so that might make it a one-stop trip. For the lightheadedness, a primary care doctor can evaluate as to why, such as anemia, low blood pressure, infection, hormonal problems, etc... ...Read more

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Bout 6 years i feel like the left side of my head bothers me the left side of my head has a tender spot. Sum times light headed. Could it be cancer?

Bout 6 years i feel like the left side of my head bothers me the left side of my head has a tender spot. Sum times light headed. Could it be cancer?

Highly doubtful: Anything going on for that long is most likely nothing serious to worry about - the tender spot may just be an oversensitive region of the muscle/nerves that commonly occurs. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes more frequent or constant, or increases in severity. ...Read more

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Experiencing right lower back pain within a specific spot. Could it be organ related? It also comes with a foggy lightheaded feeling. Happening 3 wee

Experiencing right lower back pain within a specific spot.  Could it be organ related? It also comes with a foggy lightheaded feeling. Happening 3 wee

Maybe: It could be related to several conditions. It could be musculoskeletal such as a pulled muscle or strain. It could also be related to your kidney, such as a stone. Check with your physician for more testing. ...Read more

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Painful spot in back of head. Has spread halfway up my head in 12 hours. Feel sick in stomach and a little light headed. Could this be serious?

Painful spot in back of head. Has spread halfway up my head in 12 hours. Feel sick in stomach and a little light headed. Could this be serious?

Spot: Could be infection, spasm or a nerve pain but if its that painful you should have it checked out in the ER. Unfortunately its one of those things that has to be looked at and felt ...Read more

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I have had dizziness, or a feeling of spinning with going on a week now. I get hot, unable to focus and sometimes see spots. I am ovulating now and have noticed these symptoms in prior months during the same time frame (ovulation). I currently take labeta

I have had dizziness, or a feeling of spinning with going on a week now. I get hot, unable to focus and sometimes see spots. I am ovulating now and have noticed these symptoms in prior months during the same time frame (ovulation). I currently take labeta

Healthtap topic page: Here is a link to the topic page on healthtap where this topic has been addressed several times for others and you can get a variety of answers.https://www.healthtap.com/#topics/nausea-and-dizziness-during-ovulation ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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